Artist: Katrina Perdue
Title: garden tub revival
Attribution: garden tub revival, 2022, katrina perdue
Materials: plastic Rubbermaid tub repaired with hemp cord
Dimensions: 22" d x 14"h
Image Statement: This plastic tub was rescued from the curb after many years of use in our neighborhood garden. A drill was used to make holes for sewing hemp cordage through the plastic with a steel blunt needle. Cracked areas were sutured back together and holes were filled by darning patches with the cordage. The handles were missing, so I made new ones from several strands of hemp cord braided together. Imagine what change we could make if we all considered repair as an option before tossing something to the landfill.